Quantum Enhanced Optimization


QEO seeks to harness quantum effects required to enhance quantum annealing solutions to hard combinatorial optimization problems. The physics underlying quantum enhancement will be corroborated by design and demonstration of research-scale annealing test beds comprised of novel superconducting qubits, architectures, and operating procedures. All work will serve to demonstrate a plausible path to enhancement and a basis for design of application-scale quantum annealers.

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Contact Information

Program Manager

Main Office

Related Program(s)

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Link(s) to BAA


Solicitation Status


BAA Release Date

February 25, 2016

BAA Question Period

February 25, 2016 — March 18, 2016

Proposal Due Date

April 13, 2016